Entering Australia during COVID-19

Find out what entry requirements apply to you & plan your journey to study at ILSC & Greystone College.

Australia's borders are opening to international students on December 15th & we can't wait to welcome you!

If you've been waiting to study at our schools in Australia, borders are set to open from December 15th!  Australia's new entry requirement scenarios vary depending on which state you will arrive to from overseas. Learn more about who can enter, which entry requirements apply to you, and what services we offer to support your safe and smooth arrival.


Who Can Enter Australia?

Starting on December 15, 2021, fully vaccinated international students with a valid student visa or working holiday visa will be allowed to enter Australia. Students who are medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may also be permitted. 

NEW: From 19 January, 2022, Brisbane (Queensland) will join our other three campuses in accepting direct arrivals from overseas without the need for quarantine.

In Australia, you are considered fully vaccinated and allowed to enter the country if you have received:

At least TWO doses of:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Coronavac (Sinovac)
  • Covidshield (AstraZeneca – Serum Institute of India)
  • BBIBP-CorV for people aged 18 – 60 years of age (Sinopharm China)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech)
  • Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute)
  • Nuvaxovid (Biocelect on behalf of Novavax)
  • A mix of two different vaccines listed above.

OR ONE dose of:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)


  • At least 7 days have passed since you received the final dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation. 

If you have not been vaccinated with the above vaccines according to the required schedule, or if it has been less that 7 days since your final dose of the above vaccines, you do not meet Australia’s definition of "fully vaccinated".

Travellers with acceptable proof that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons can access the same travel arrangement as fully vaccinated travellers.

You will need to provide a medical certificate that indicates you are unable to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine because of a medical condition; the medical certificate must include the following information:

  • your name (this must match your travel identification documents)
  • date of medical consultation
  • details of your medical practitioner
  • details that clearly demonstrate that you have a medical condition which prevents you from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination is contraindicated).
IMPORTANT: People who have received vaccines that are not approved or recognised in Australia should not be certified in this category and cannot be treated as vaccinated for the purposes of their travel.

Which Entry Requirements Apply to You

Australian entry requirements vary depending on which state you will arrive to from overseas. Make sure to check the specific requirements that apply to you by clicking the relevant link below.

IMPORTANT: If you will be arriving from overseas in one state and then transferring to another state for your studies, additional COVID-19 requirements may apply. Make sure to read the requirements for both the state where you will arrive, and the state you will travel to for your studies.

NOTE: Arrival requirements are determined by Australian federal and state governments and are subject to change at any time. We recommend students make flexible travel arrangements when possible (for example, refundable or changeable flight tickets and accommodation bookings)


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